05 Mar Seattle Tree Fruit Society
One of the benefits that I wanted to gain from the show this year was to help sort out meaningful gardening organizations that can help you and I with our planting goals. Many of them have free information available in print and on websites, a community of other knowledgeable people and ongoing learning opportunities. Some of them, of course, require membership fees but not all of them. Here is the first one that I will highlight.
ORGANIZATION: Seattle Tree Fruit Society
GOAL: To bring together amateur growers-beginning to experts from the Greater Seattle area-who share an interest in growing fruit and nut trees/vines.
HOW: By offering information on adapted varieties and up-to-the-minute growing techniques. Recommending of varieties hardy for our area. Also by sharing experiences and supporting fruit research.
ALSO: Holds programs and meetings tailored to Western Washington Growers, publishes/distributes newsletters, organizes field trips and guided tours to local and regional growers and participates in Fruit Shows.
MEETINGS & RECOMMENDED EVENTS: Members, guests and visitors are welcome. Schedule as follows:
March 8: Milwaukie, OR
Home Orchard Society
March 8: Mt Vernon
Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation
March 15: Vashon Island
Vashon Island Fruit Club
March 22: Seattle
Seattle Tree Fruit Society
Spring Fruit Fair and Scion Sale
Email: [email protected] for more information.
April 19: Seattle
Friends of Piper Orchard